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Old 03-04-2012, 11:13 PM   #11
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Is tula ammo bad for barrel?
No.

It's not lacquer coated anymore, it's polymer (plastic) coated which is more effective for moisture and corrosion resistance and causes fewer chamber difficulties.

It's non-corrosive and for most of us, steel case rifle ammo is non-reloadable as a general rule.

Is it of lesser quality control and made from assembling lesser components than some other ammo?
Yes.

Shoot and clean appropriately.

Good plinking and training ammo, but not match ammo.

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Tulamo jammed my DD. But my rifle works great without issues using Wolf ammo. Maybe it's just me.

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If anyone wants to send their unused Tula my way please do. I prefer the 62 gr hp but will shoot anything. Let me know.

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I just bought a 100 rounds of tula for my pistol haven't shot yet but will let you know how it goes. Pistol is realitively new so running multible brands through it so far no problems with Federal, or Blazer. Got winchester white box and tula for next set

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If anyone wants to send their unused Tula my way please do...
And, if you can't send it to him, send it to me. I'll shoot all ya got...
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I have never had a problem with it. As far as accuracy I don't know. Shooting it from irons on an AK lol. 50 to 100 yards I hit within the ring. Is good enough for me. I shoot in my Glocks too without a problem. I think some guns are picky but is a tolerance issue and it's not just the brand of ammo or case material. As far as wearing the barrel out, don't know. Mine seems fine in all of my guns.

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Some guys over here shooting Sako and Valmet AKs (collectible nowadays) usually avoid using Wolf/Barnaul ammo due to their steel jacketed bullets as many believe they will wear down the barrel faster. Then there are those who consider the fact that with the money one can save shooting cheaper ammo you can easily purchase a new barrel and just shoot the cheap stuff. In a Saiga I wouldn't care even if the cheap ammo actually did wear down the barrel faster, they're not that accurate to begin with

The FDF actually conducted a study on using copper ammo vs. steel in the RK rifles. The end results were that using copper jacketed ammo the barrel started loosing some accuracy @ 30 000rds and with steel jacketed ammo @ 27 000rds. For a normal person, I don't think there's big enough difference to not to use the cheap ammo.

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Here are some groups I shot yesterday. This is the first time I have even put it on paper to look at grouping. In the last three months I have put over 2500 rounds of tulammo down this barrel.

AR15 .223 rem. 16" barrel 1:9 twist at 100 yards and a 10 mph cross wind.

First pic is 55gr tulammo

The other two pics are my reloads 60gr hornady v-max

Tulammo is not the most consistent ammo around but for training it can't be beat. Out of over 2500 rounds I have zero malfunctions.

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I was wondering because I cut a bullet in half and I saw that there a steel jacket with a copper base over it. And I always thought that shooting steel through a barrel was bad. I'm new to the AK/SAIGA RIFLE world and I was just making sure its not going to mess anything up on my gun.

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Walmart sells the .223 tulammo for $5 a box and the Federal American Eagle .223 Ammo for $6 a box.

They extra dollar is worth the brass casing, and cleaner powder.

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